Length: 10' 10" - Width: 25.25" - Starting at: $499.00See More Details about this Kayak
The Bliss's weight and length also make it very easy to store and lift up on your car or carry to the launch site. The Bliss is a versatile kayak as well. Living in Florida I can easily maneuver in tight mangrove tunnels or through cypress swamps. It also is great for rivers, bays, and even the ocean on days where the water is very calm.
The boat is very responsive to every stroke. I really can feel one with this boat and would definitely consider buying a second. I bought the boat used in 2010 and have used it at least once a month, if not more, since then, hauled it all over Florida, and the Bliss is still in great shape so it's quite durable.
Because of the Bliss's streamlined nature, which helps with tracking and speed, you do lose some stability but I've only tipped over once when I accidentally coasted over a manatee and spooked him causing my kayak to overturn. Also, might not be the best choice for someone that is significantly larger than me. If you're around my size or smaller I highly recommend this boat.
It is definitely for smaller built people. Seat is comfortable and foot braces are easy to adjust. As with other reviews, I'm not sure I like the handles. I gave it an 8 because I don't have anything to compare it to. The company is easy to work with.
The geometry of the Bliss is snug, allowing a silky-smooth ride and superb tracking and cornering. I find the Bliss' narrowness so much more comfortable and efficient than the wider cockpit and overall beam of other boats I've paddled. It is sensitive to your stroke. It isn't the all-purpose, all-paddler beginner boat that outfitters use. It is a small, sleek, responsive boat for a small paddler on a variety of waters.
I have paddled it on a slow river and on salt marshes with lots of oyster beds. The Bliss gets scratched as would any other plastic boat. It is light and easy to cartop and carry by yourself.
The teeny grab handles are useless as-is, so I looped some cord through a 6" piece of old garden hose and threaded everything through the factory handles to make usable grab handles.
If you are a small-framed person and have not yet paddled a women's-specific boat, the Bliss will make a believer out of you!
I now own three sea/touring kayaks, each beloved for their particular strengths. The Bliss, though, is my go-to boat, my buddy that I can throw in the bed of my pickup and just go have fun. I'd give it an 11 if I could.
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